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Watch: Idris Elba battles a hungry lion in the first trailer for survival thriller ‘Beast’

May 25, 2022

Everything you really need to know about Universal’s upcoming survival thriller The beast is that the pitch basically boils down to “Idris Elba versus a lion,” which is more than enough to sell it to the masses.

Beyond that, there’s a decent amount of pedigree attached to the project on either side of the camera, and the first trailer instantly positioned the glorified B-movie as a potential hit for summer sleepers. Elba stars as recent widower Dr. Nate Samuels, who travels to South Africa with his children to visit a game reserve run by a longtime friend.

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